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Outgoing state rep thanks for chance to serve

January 8, 2019

Dear Friends,

Happy New Year! I hope you had a memorable and enjoyable holiday season among family and friends. As my time as your state Representative comes to an end, I wanted to take this time to thank you for the chance to serve. It was a true honor to represent our district in Hartford.

During my time in office, I always strived to be a voice for common sense solutions which were in the best interests of our district. I am proud of what we accomplished, and have no regrets. To be able to advocate for our students, families, seniors, the disabled, and our veterans was a special opportunity which I will cherish forever.

Our state is faced with unprecedented challenges. To truly turn Connecticut around, difficult decisions need to be made. As citizens, we must be aware of the issues that our state government is tackling, how those issues impact us, and we need to express our priorities and voice our concerns to those who represent us. With a new gubernatorial administration and a new legislature coming into office, we are starting to hear a lot of different policy proposals and ideas. Over the next several months we will hear more proposals and ideas. During this critically important moment in Connecticut’s history, we must acknowledge that the best way to fix our state is to not make the same mistakes of the past which resulted in many of the problems we now face.

Many have asked what is next for me, and my answer simply is that I look forward to remaining an active member in our community. I believe in the words of my political hero, President George Herbert Walker Bush, who said that “any definition of a successful life must include service to others.” Having been born and raised here, I will always be committed to giving back to our community as it is a part of who I am. Whether in public office or not, I am blessed to live in the United States and will always do my part to fight to preserve the principles of freedom and liberty which have made our country the greatest to ever exist. For it is up to us to make sure that the United States of America remains “the shining city on a hill.”

I wish you a wonderful new year which brings joy and happiness. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for the chance to serve as your State Representative.

Michael Ferguson

State Representative, 138th District

Danbury, New Fairfield and Ridgefield